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Acer Aspire TC605 best graphics cards

Hello, I have a pre built Acer Aspire TC 605 model, these are the specs,

CPU- Intel I7 3.4GHZ
8 Gig Ram
300 W PSU
1TB HD
Intel HD Graphics


I have mostly been a casual gamer, I play CounterStrike occasionally with friends but I want to get more in depth but I cant run most games because I dont have a GPU. (at least I think thats why)

Im able to run CS on low settings and get around 100-120 FPS on most maps.

My main questions are this, If i were to upgrade to a GPU, 1) what would be the best option for my current specs? 2) would it help me obtain better FPS and overall better quality when playing? and
3) do I need to upgrade my PSU in order to hold a GPU?
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    Hello your setup is really good spec wise but you should really get some designated graphics. Personally im a NVIDIA fan and dont really know much about the AMD lineup. So in terms of good gpu's it all depends on your budget. I dont recommend getting anything less than a 1050. NVIDIA released the 10 series lineup recently so they wont become outdated soon. I have a 750ti for the same price you could get a 1050 with a lot better performance. Here is a chart i made for GPU/Prices. Sorry they are all NVIDIA chipsets. I dont know much on AMD.

    GeForce GTX 1050 - $100 - $150
    GeForce GTX 1050ti - $150 - $180
    GeForce GTX 1060 - $200 - $400
    GeForce GTX 1070 - $400 - $600
    GeForce GTX 1080 - $500 - $700
    GeForce GTX 1080ti - $700 - $1000

    So there is a basic chart of GPU's and their prices. Just as a side not prices are bound to drop a little due to the ending of mining. In terms of your performance anything will help. Also your Power supply will have to be upgraded when getting any of the GPU's. Im not a huge power supply expert but i would recommend a 600w. I like the corsairs but you can choose whatever. Hope this helped you. :)

    Also if the prices are out of your budget there are also alot of older models you can still get new for cheaper and really wouldn't hurt performance much if all you are playing is CS:GO. Any GPU would be better than the integrated graphics.

    - Sorry forgot to mention that when shopping for graphics cards make sure that the card will fit in your case. Some of the bigger cards take up 2 slots and are longer so make sure that the card length is compatible with your case.
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